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Colonial Michilimackinac

102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful restored fort, originally built by the British. Costumed reenacters, gardens planted and cared for in colonial way. Musket history and firing at intervals as well as the history and firing of the cannon! Imagine living in this location and conditions!!!

1  Thank D&H Travels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been her at least five times and yet we still enjoy it just as much every time. It represents the history of the time so well and the staff are very knowledgeable. Quiet in the fall but it gave us an opportunity to...More

1  Thank Grmabear
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our trip to the fort. The interpreters shared knowledge and answered any questions we had. The exhibits showing the various items found in the archeological digs and their use made history come alive. The buildings are reconstructed to the exact specifications of historical...More

1  Thank Nila F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is well done. If you love history, this is the place to learn more about the role Fort Michilimackinac played in the area. My husband, being a carpenter, found the blend of the French and British construction interesting. The buildings are reconstructions of...More

1  Thank elbrooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting the Mackinaw City/ Mackinac Island area and we were really interested in the history of the area. We purchased the combination tour of Colonial Michilimackinac and the Lighthouse/Shipwreck Museum, thinking we would knock both off in a day. The...More

1  Thank RetiredBums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our tour. I was really surprised to find this replicated fort from pre revolutionary days. It is very well built. There are folks there who are period dressed, will answer questions, and put on shows for you to see. I would...More

1  Thank tnreb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent re-creation of original Fort. Outstanding exhibits of how population lived. Active archeology dig and re-creation of original Fort. Active cannon and musket firing everyday schedule, weather permitting.

1  Thank tgem2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Fort, and found it interesting and educational. The did fire a cannon off which was pretty cool. Displays were well done and the actors were great. I would recommend for all

1  Thank Packerdude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jump into Michigan history and explore the replica 18th century fort. There are musket and artillery demonstrations throughout the day so check the daily schedule so you don't miss anything. Make sure to go up the northeastern most tower for a panoramic view of the...More

1  Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our time here! All the buildings are very well done and our experience was enhanced by the 'characters'. One in particular, Luke, who lead the rifle and canon demonstration was a great host and was very knowledgeable. One of the best we've seen...More

1  Thank beachmer
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Pam M
5 August 2016|
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Response from 4williams5 | Reviewed this property |
We also did the $75 family pass and for us the option worked great as we stayed over several days and could take in different sites throughout our stay.